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RELEASE INFORMATION

Title: Super Contra

Media/Formats: Digital Download

Developer: Digital Eclipse Software, Inc.

Publisher: NTSC-J: Konami

NTSC-U: Konami

PAL: Konami

Release: NTSC-J: July 25, 2007

NTSC-U: July 25, 2007

PAL: July 25, 2007

 
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OVERVIEW

The XBox 360 release of Super Contra is distributed primarily via the XBox Live Arcade download service. presents a specially emulated form of Super Contra for the arcade. The main game consists of the original’s ROM running on an internal emulator. However, the provided user interface allows for a wide variety of customizations. These range from gameplay, like difficulty and starting lives, to the graphics. For the latter, a setting allows for “enhanced” graphics, with revamped fire and explosion effects, for example. In addition, due to the aspect ratio emulating the original, a border is placed around the unused screen space. Some might have a difficult experience with this port, due to the imprecise joystick of the XBox 360 controller. Like many XBLA releases, this port of Super Contra makes use of the Leaderboards system and has many achievements to complete. Multiplayer mode is played in 2 ways – simple co-op offline or online through XBox Live.

Demo: Players have access to a trial demo containing the first stage.

Covers: N/A; this version of Super Contra is a digitally downloaded product.

 
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STAGES

See the Stages section of the original arcade Super Contra.

 
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ARSENAL

See the Arsenal section of the original arcade Super Contra.

 
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OPPOSITION

See the Opposition section of the original arcade Super Contra.

 
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CHEATS, ASSISTANCE

See the Cheats, Assistance section of the original arcade Super Contra.

Cheats

Super Cheat: NOTE: This code disqualifies the player from the Leaderboards High Score.
Select Arcade Mode and press UP, UP, DOWN, DOWN, LEFT, RIGHT, LEFT, RIGHT, B, A. Then start the game. The player is provided infinite lives, the upgraded Machine Gun that isn’t lost when killed and infinite Shells for the overhead stages.

Assistance

Achievements:
Note: In brackets are the numbers of Gamerscore awarded.

Elite Soldiers – Both players possess a Spread Gun at the same time at some point in the game. (10)

Endurance – Both players must complete level 1 without losing lives in an Xbox Live CO-OP game. (10)

Good Start – Complete stage 1 in less than 3 minutes. (10)

Team Players – Score 300,000 points in an XBox Live Co-op game, while still alive. (10)

Two Levels – Complete Stage 2 while playing an XBox Live Co-op game. (10)

Three Levels – Complete Stage 3 in Single Player or Multi-Player mode. (15)

Armory – Collect 5 different gun upgrade types. (15)

Shot Down – Destroy the helicopter without dying once. (15)

Four Levels – Complete stage 4 in Single Player mode. (20)

Good Score – Reach stage 2 with a score of 100,000 or more. (20)

Five Levels – Complete stage 5 in Single Player or Multi-Player mode. (30)

Master – Complete the game using only 1 credit. (35)

 
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FULL PLOT

NTSC-U:
See the plot of the original arcade Super Contra.

 
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SOUNDTRACK

See the Soundtrack section of the original arcade Super Contra.

 
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VARIANTS

There are currently no known variants of this port of Super Contra.

 
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REGIONAL DIFFERENCES

NTSC-J: Super Contra

NTSC-U: Super Contra

PAL: Super Contra

All 3 regions feature the North American version of arcade Contra. There are currently no known regional differences between the entire ports.

 
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DEVELOPMENTAL MATERIAL

There is currently no known developmental material to present.

 
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TECHNICAL INFORMATION

See the Technical Information section of the original arcade Super Contra.

-This version of Super Contra is essentially a program that emulates a modified ROM image of the arcade game. Included in this emulator is limited gameplay customization settings, as well as graphical enhancements. Some, though not all, of the original arcade version’s DIP switch settings can be customized through the user interface provided.

 
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TRIVIA

See the Trivia section of the original arcade Super Contra.

No trivia specific to this port yet.

 
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PROMOTIONAL MEDIA

There is currently no known promotional media to present.

 
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